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Title: A resource-based view of outsourcing and its implications for organizational performance in the hotel sector
Authors: Espino-Rodríguez, Tomás F. 
Padrón-Robaina, Víctor 
Keywords: Or-Buy Decisions
Transaction-Cost Analysis
Competitive Advantage
Vertical Integration
Firm
Capabilities
Strategy
Knowledge
Technology
Innovation
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: 0261-5177
Journal: Tourism Management 
Abstract: Outsourcing takes on special importance in the hotel sector. This article studies, from a strategic perspective, the characteristics that hotel activities must possess for them to be outsourced. A strategic perspective also requires analysis of the influence of outsourcing on organizational performance according to the strategic value of the activities. The results suggest that, apart from traditional factors, there are others, such as activity performance, substitutability and transferability, which may determine the decision to outsource. Evidence from the study implies that outsourcing has a positive influence on organizational performance. The study concludes with implications for hotel managers while also contributing to academic literature. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/52353
ISSN: 0261-5177
DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2004.03.013
Source: Tourism Management[ISSN 0261-5177],v. 26, p. 707-721
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